Science Wire

Fighting pollution critical to fight against diseases of poverty

June 5, 2015 | The University

This fall, the international community will gather in New York City at the United Nations to officially endorse a game plan, called the Sustainable Development Goals, aimed at reducing poverty and inequity over the next 15 years.

City Tech Hospitality Management Students Complete Certification

June 5, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech is pleased to announce that on May 19, forty-one Hospitality Management students received certificates earned in a Certified Guest Service Professional workshop. The certificates were presented by Dr. David Smith, Dean of City Tech’s School of Professional Studies. The Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP®) designation provides recognition for those individuals who know how […]

Hunter Study: Nearly One in Ten New York City Motorists Runs a Red Light

June 5, 2015 | Hunter College

A Hunter College study based on more than 4,300 observations of red lights at intersections in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens shows that nearly 10 percent of New York City motorists, and 15 percent of taxi cab drivers don’t stop for red traffic lights. The survey shows no difference between the percentage of males and females who ignore […]

John Jay Students Reap Academic Honors

June 4, 2015 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Nine John Jay College of Criminal Justice students – including three graduating seniors – and one recent alumna have won prestigious academic scholarships and fellowships. The end-of-year listing announced by the City University of New York includes a winner of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which provides annual stipends totaling $138,000 over three […]

CCNY receives Silicon Mechanics’ fourth annual Research Cluster Grant

May 28, 2015 | City College

The City College of New York has been awarded Silicon Mechanics’ Research Cluster Grant award for 2015. The grant will provide the college with a High-Performance Computing cluster with the latest Intel and NVDIA high performance processing, and GPU technologies.

City Tech Presents Charles E. Phillips, CEO of Infor, with Honorary Doctor of Science at Commencement Ceremony

May 27, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech’s 75th Commencement will take place on June 2, 2015, 6:30 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. City Tech will celebrate 2,800 graduates in the 2014-2015 academic year; 1,500 bachelor’s degrees and 1,300 associate degrees will be conferred, along with 20 certificates. Charles E. Phillips, Esq., CEO of Infor, is the […]

Two CCNY engineering sophomores receive Hollings Scholarships

May 27, 2015 | City College

Two City College of New York engineering students, Ahmed Abdelqader and Jakob Rehmann, have been awarded Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarships by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Higher-Tech Fake Eggs Offer Better Clues To Wild-Bird Behavior

May 26, 2015 | The University

Since the 1960s, biologists have made fake eggs for some studies of bird behavior. But Mark Hauber of Hunter College in New York says this kind of scientific handicraft is not exactly his forte.

Kingsborough Faculty Awarded Nearly $75K in PSC-CUNY Grants that Support a Wide Range of Research Projects

May 26, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

  Brooklyn, NY – Kingsborough Community College President Farley Herzek announced that 20 KCC faculty received Professional Staff Congress (PSC)-CUNY grants totaling more than $75K, all of which support a wide range of research projects. The average award was approximately $3700. “Kingsborough has a long-respected and admired tradition of research by its distinguished faculty, and […]

Celebrating Hunter’s 2015 Student Fulbright Award Winners

May 21, 2015 | Hunter College

Recognized nationwide as a “top Fulbright producer,” Hunter is proud to honor the College’s 2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award winners. Three members of the new graduating class are recipients of the prestigious government grant to spend the next academic year living, working and studying abroad.  The Fulbright program’s stated goal is for these young scholars […]

CUNY SPS MS in Data Analytics Student Wins at CCNY’s Graduate Student Research Symposium

May 20, 2015 | School of Professional Studies

New York, NY – May 24, 2015 – Daniel Dittenhafer, a student in the MS in Data Analytics degree program at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS), won first prize in the Division of Science and Math at The City College of New York’s (CCNY) 8th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium. Dittenhafer’s project […]

The shark that glows in the dark

May 19, 2015 | The University

Swell sharks generally keep a low profile, squeezing between rocky crevices to keep out of the way of predators.

Environmental Science Students Clean Up Newtown Creek in 2015 Riverkeeper Sweep

May 18, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College Environmental Science students and faculty recently spent a Saturday volunteering to clean up Long Island City.

The fourth annual Riverkeeper Sweep, organized by Riverkeeper, an advocacy group dedicated to protecting New York City and the Hudson Valley’s waterways, took place Saturday May 9th at over 100 locations in the region.

Chemistry Major Valedictorian Makes Four for Four at York

May 18, 2015 | York College

For the fourth consecutive year the York College valedictorian comes from the Chemistry Department and like his three immediate predecessors, he too has plans to attend medical school. This time, however, the valedictorian brings another academic department into the mix with Chemistry. Muhaned Mohamed has been selected as the valedictorian for the class of 2015, […]

Study Finds Sun Belt Population Growth and Warming Climate Could Quadruple Exposure to Extreme Heat

May 18, 2015 | The University

A valuable study published this week in Nature Climate Change projects that exposure to extreme heat in the United States is likely to rise enormously by mid century, driven equally by demographic shifts boosting Sun Belt populations and projected changes in heat waves in a warming climate.

Kingsborough Paramedic Program Professors Train Barcelona Emergency First Responders

May 14, 2015 | Kingsborough Community College

Kingsborough Community College Paramedic Program Professors George W. Contreras and Jack Finkelstein recently returned from a spring break trip to Barcelona, Spain where, at the invitation of Ambulancias Domingo and the Barcelona Emergency Medical Services (EMS), they trained members of the Barcelona EMS in continuing medical education courses. Profs. Contreras and Finkelstein, both of whom […]

City Tech’s Career Ladders in Hospitality Program Welcomes New Students

May 14, 2015 | New York City College of Technology

Students in City Tech’s Career Ladders in Hospitality, a creative program offered to New Yorkers of Mexican descent, were welcomed by Ambassador Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Consul General of Mexico in New York, at the program’s opening ceremony on April 8. Ambassador Fuentes-Berain described CUNY as “a crucial partner” in addressing the needs of people of Mexican […]

Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe ’63 returns to CCNY May 28

May 14, 2015 | City College

In his first return to his alma mater since receiving a Nobel Prize last fall, John O’Keefe presents the inaugural Professor Sharon Cosloy-Edward Blank Family Distinguished Scientist Lecture, Thursday, May 28 at The City College of New York. His talk, 4 p.m. in NAC room 0/201, will be entitled “The Hippocampus as a Cognitive Map: How we got here and where we are going.”

NIH Awards $150,000 for Biological Study

May 13, 2015 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by the year 2050, the number of people aged 65 and over will reach 83.7 million, almost double today’s number. To help address that population boom and the public health and economic issues it produces, BMCC Professor Jun Liang is researching molecular mechanisms that respond to stress and impact […]

LaGuardia Faculty & Students Participate in Van Cortlandt Park’s First BioBlitz

May 12, 2015 | LaGuardia Community College

More than twenty members of the LaGuardia Community College family participated in the first ever BioBlitz at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

The service-learning event, organized by the College’s Environmental Science program and STEM Advising Council, took 17 students and five faculty members to the all-day event held in New York City’s third largest park.